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Ghosts of Motley Hall, The

SUPERLATIVE SUPERNATURAL derring-do dished out over teatimes for kids and adults alike pitting battery of cross-generational ghouls FREDDIE JONES (po-faced Victorian general Sir George Uproar), ARTHUR ENGLISH (court jester Bodkin), NICHOLAS LE PROVOST (fey foppish gambler Sir Francis, aka Fanny), SHEILA STEAFEL (depressive wailing White Lady) and SEAN FLANAGAN (stable lad) up against property tycoon PETER SALLIS. Aforementioned band of spirits repeatedly conspire to deny sale of titular hall to unassuming local types thanks to much pulling-out-chair things-flying-through-the-air antics. Exceptional stuff all told, and written by the same bloke responsible for the decidedly less impressive CATWEAZLE to boot.



  1. Pete Ackerley

    November 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I’ll try posting this again. At the end of the final episode the ghosts found themselves outside of motley hall in a country lane and the last shot of them is the 5 of them walking back towards the hall. so they did’nt get exorcised into nothingness after all.

  2. A .Green

    April 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Am I alone in seeming to remember that the posting is correct and all the ghosts were exorcised except the stable boy? I have the DVD and the final on there has them outside the Hall, which does not complete the story. I have a sneaking suspicion that there was a “live” finale which was exceptionally sad for children’s telly…

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